Watching this film probably won't kill you.
Should you really take that chance though?
I am not proud to admit that I watched the entire film.
Tom Neal is utterly clueless in his role as reporter Jim Riley. Martha Tilton is even worse as the love interest, Betty. During the scene where he told her he loved her, the lack of acting ability was painfully apparent. Embarrassingly so.
This film is not without merit. It does include a young looking Sheldon Leonard in the role of Captain Ferrone.
If you were thinking this film might be worth the time to watch, accept the fact that you were wrong and find a better film. If you are as I was, being for whatever reason lazy, then by all means watch it. It probably won't kill you, but I'll bet you won't brag to anyone about having seen it.
The last scene was about as corny as it gets. “That subpoena was just a gag.”
2 stars for this forgettable tale of crime in the 1940s.
P.S. “Buy Bonds!”